The four laundry baskets are full, dishes are piled up, and toys are everywhere!!! I am a stay at home Mom! This house is a wreck!!!
I have always worked up until my last child which is two. My house was always in order when I worked. Now that I am home I can't seem to manage it. I don't know if it was because nobody was here to mess it up or what. I was working and my oldest was in daycare. I am definitely not a "June Cleaver."
I know many mothers would do anything to stay home with their kids rather than work. I am more than blessed to be able to. We have actually given up a lot in order for me to do so....budget, budget, budget! Something I'm still trying to figure out.
I definitely had a misconception of stay at home moms. I thought it would be all smiles, cookies baking in the oven (in fact I am a good baker when I find time to), organized, and spotless. This house looks like a tornado has went right through it! I have not quite mastered managing my time here. In fact I am not even managing myself well. I did a blog a few days ago about self improvement. It is a must! At the end of most days if I were to look in the mirror I would find a very tired mom, hair in a ponytail, pj pants on, and mis matched socks! How did I manage before...It was nothing for me to work 10 hours a day, look professional, come home cook, homework, bath time, and clean up the mess before bed time. Now I am home I can't manage to cook and clean up the messes. Being a mom is much harder than a working professional. I know I can do this but how?
On most days when my husband is working I watch the clock. Come on 6:18....waiting for my break time and adult conversation time too! Two year old talk all day long can be very tiresome!
Like right now, I feel horribly bad that I am even typing this blog. I should be thankful and not complaining that I am a stay at home mom. I know tons who wish they were. In fact with my first born I felt extremely guilty that I was spending more time at work than with her.
I have know doubt that I will master this. I may not be June Cleaver however, I will figure this out! It is a must that I get it together around here.